- Associated Press - Monday, August 15, 2011

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - Boris Said touched off a wild crash that ended the Sprint Cup road race at Watkins Glen International. He was looking to wreak some more havoc off the track afterward.

Greg Biffle, who finished 31st, confronted Said in the pits afterward and gave him a couple of quick hits while Said was still in his car.

“He wouldn’t even let me get out of the car. He comes over and throws a few little baby punches and then when I get out, he runs away and hides behind some big guys,” Said said. “He is the most unprofessional little scaredy-cat I’ve ever seen in my life. He wouldn’t even fight me like a man after. He needs a whooping, and I’m going to give it to him. He won’t hide from me long. I’ll find him.

“I won’t settle it on the track … but he’ll show up at a race with a black eye one of these days.”

Biffle finished a lap down and well behind Said. Said relayed a message to Biffle’s spotter that he wanted to meet Biffle after the race.

“I think Biffle has had a problem with Boris from a previous race, so leading into this race they already had some aggression toward each other,” said Nick Harrison, crew chief for Said’s No. 51 Chevy. “Early in the race, Biffle had run out of gas and was multiple laps down and was racing Boris.”

The rain-delayed race won by Marcos Ambrose ended with a violent crash entering the second turn. Said appeared to touch the back of David Ragan’s No. 6 Ford, and Ragan slammed David Reutimann’s 00 Toyota, which then caromed off one guardrail, flipped, and slid back across the track upside down while Ragan slammed head-on into the barrier.

Biffle used his Twitter page to respond to Said’s remarks.

Boris,’the roadcourse ringer’ caused that wreck,” he posted on his page, later adding. “Then Mr. Class pulls in behind my truck after the race today?! Shouldn’t you go check on David & David? How unprofessional & disrespectful!”

Ragan said the accident was typical considering the mad dash that develops in the closing laps of most races.

“It’s just a product of close-quarters racing at the end,” said Ragan, who had rallied nicely after running out of fuel early in the race and was ready to move on. “I felt like I had Boris clear, and I think he got a little better run than we did and just hooked us. He certainly could have given a little more of a break and we all could have gotten through there. But he was aggressive. We were all aggressive.”

Both were treated at the track and released.

“Something flew in there and got hold of my shin and ate it up a little bit,” Reutimann said. “Just not a very good day for us, but that’s just how it goes.”

Said, a road racer who doesn’t have a regular Cup ride, was competing in only his second race this season. He finished 22nd, one spot ahead of Ragan.

“It was crazy,” Said said. “I mean, the last lap, (Ragan) was getting into me a lot. I didn’t want to wreck him, but I had to stay on track and he didn’t give me any room. I’m more upset with Greg Biffle.”

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